ALUMNI NEWSLETTER WINTER 2019
LEADER Engaging Leaders â€“ Impacting Memphis
NEW LOOK, NEW LOCATION, NEW WEBSITE Page 6-7
THANK YOU ALUMNI DONORS Page 12-13
40TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON Page 16-19
ANNUAL REPORT Page 22-23
Reginald Porter, Jr. Board Chair SVP, Enterprise Operations ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Terry Lynch Immediate Past Chair President The Southland Capital Corporation
Mike Jung Vice Chair President The Commercial Appeal
Blake Elliott Treasurer Senior Vice President Regions Bank
Valerie Morris Secretary President & CEO Morris Marketing Group
Reggie Crenshaw At Large Principal Crenshaw & Associates
Brian Stephens At Large CEO Caissa Public Strategies
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LEADERSHIP MEMPHIS 2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Belinda Anderson
CAO/CFO Memphis Tourism
Vernon Stafford Jr.
VP/Market Manager Entercom
EVP/Chief Audit Executive First Horizon National Corporation
Staff Vice President & Assistant Treasurer FedEx Corporation
Owner Tate Computer Systems
Director of Account Management BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Empowerment Coach Coach Karren
Senior Counsel Butler Snow
Chief Economic Development & Government Relations Officer University of Memphis
CFO City of Memphis
Director of Contracting CIGNA
Edmund Ford, Jr.
Commissioner Shelby County Commission
Senior Executive Vice President & CFO Regional One Health
Plant Manager Hershey’s
Manager, Desktop Planning & Innovation R&D FedEx TechConnect
Percie Strong-Jenkins At Large SVP, Senior Treasury Officer Bank of America
Jim Crone Volunteer Memphis Chair Government & Corporate Relations/ Comprehensive Solutions Trane U.S. Inc.
Betty Sue McGarvey
Alumni Chair President Baptist College of Health Sciences
Managing Director CBIZ
Integrated Products Sr. Project Manager Sedgwick
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Program Chair Director of Professional Affairs Smith & Nephew
Councilwoman, District 3 Memphis City Council
Letter From President/CEO..............................3 2019 - 2020 Class Participants.................... 4-5 New Look, New Location, new Website....... 6-7 Volunteer Memphis....................................... 8-9 Alumni in the News.................................. 10-11 2019-2020 Alumni Sponsors.................... 12-13
Principal Price Waterhouse Cooper
2019-2020 Corporate Sponsors....................14 12th Annual Multicultural Breakfast...............15 40th Anniversary....................................... 16-19 EP2020 :King” for A Day................................20 Nominate for FastTrack Spring 2020..............21 Annual Report........................................... 22-23
ON THE COVER: Richard Smith holds up a “Believe Memphis” Towel at the 40th Anniversary Celebration. View the whole story on pages 16-19.
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT/CEO Dear Alumni, Friends, and Supporters: Every year Leadership Memphis selects a word to guide our work for the year. We endeavor to select a word that resonates, not only with our goals for Leadership Memphis, but with current events and within the community, so that all are working together in synergy. Past words have included: • Why - why is what LM does important, why do we do it a certain way, why do leadership and LM matter? • Courage - the courage to make our community better, courage to try new things in new ways, and courage to persevere in the face of adversity
LEADERSHIP MEMPHIS STAFF David Williams President/CEO
Jared Bulluck Senior Director of Operations
Andrea Hill Director of Volunteer Memphis
Alex Middleton Director of Programs
Shantile Franklin Operations Coordinator
Austin Hasenmueller Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Candace Taylor Special Projects & Events Coordinator
Over the past 40 years, we have had many different words to steer our path. This year, we have chosen the word “being,” and we are using it in the context of “It is less about becoming a better person, and more about being a better person.” When searching for this year’s word, we were compelled by the realization that many times in our quest to become something more, we often forget to be the best we already are and make the most of what is in our control today. We get caught up in what’s next. When we recognize that being our best as a person is happening every moment of every day, we can succeed at being our best in the present, which ultimately will impact our success tomorrow and each day after that. Being is less about becoming a better Leadership Memphis and more about being a better Leadership Memphis today by maximizing the abundance of skills and talents that exist within our alumni and community. Furthermore, it is less about becoming a better Memphis, and more about being a better Memphis today. Do not misunderstand, I’m not saying we shouldn’t have ambition and strive to be better. If we’re not moving forward, we risk becoming stagnant. What I am saying is that we can spend too much time trying to become something and miss opportunities to make a difference in ourselves and others if we aren’t being our best every day. As you consider this year’s word, I offer the following about Leadership Memphis: 1. To develop more community leaders to impact our metro area, we are being very deliberate to continually elevate our programs in both Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis. 2. For alumni who are interested in being more connected and engaged, we are introducing more social, purposeful, and impactful networking opportunities. We have more about these events later in this newsletter, but make sure you are signed up to get the e-Leader emails for specifics. 3. We are thankful for our alumni and corporate sponsors for being financially supportive of our mission, but we always need more. If you haven’t given, please do so today. The LM team cultivated these guiding concepts when planning for this year. They are top of mind for us as we develop and execute programs, events, and initiatives. We are focused on being the best LM every day, for our alumni, our supporters, our community, and each of you. We hope you will join us, because you are a key element to our being successful. Sincerely,
David Williams President/CEO Leadership Memphis
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS Greater Memphis Chamber Association of Leadership Programs (ALP)
Tennessee Association of Community Leadership Programs (TACL)
STRATEGIC PARTNERS American Leadership Forum Hands on Network Points of Light Foundation
Regional One Health
LEADERSHIP MEMPHIS PROGRAMS Leadership Memphis is proud to introduce the Executive Program Class of 2019 and Fall FastTrack Class of 2019. The diverse group of leaders are comprised of experienced leaders from across multiple community spectrums, including business, nonprofit, government, education, faith, neighborhoods, and professionals. Leadership Memphis Executives and FastTrack members participate in community-expanding platforms for understanding the strengths and challenges of our metro area, exploring the importance of collaboration, and demonstrating the power that collective impact has to take Memphis to the next level. The Leadership Memphis classes are not only a celebration of the accomplishments of the organization’s 3,526 alumni but also a renewed commitment to developing future classes of community leaders devoted to promoting positive change. We are honored to present the 41th Anniversary Executive and 22nd FastTrack Class participants.
EXEC U T IVE CL ASS 20 20 Kimberly Alexander, Public Relations Manager, Baptist Memorial Health Care Phyllis Aluko, Shelby County Public Defender, Law Offices of the Shelby County Public Defender Janice Avery-Walthall, Director of HR, Memphis/Shelby County Airport Authority Scot Bearup, Senior Attorney, Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County Vinay Bhal, Clinical Strategy Lead, Smith & Nephew Kerri Blair, Administrative Director, Behind the Scenes Morgan Bohannon, Vice President, Market Manager, Cumulus Media Jeff Borgsmiller, Preconstruction Manager, Turner Construction Candi Burton, Comptroller, City of Memphis Alissa Campbell Shaw, Senior Manager Community Engagement & Executive Director, IP Foundation, International Paper Chandell Carr, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, City of Memphis David Casteel, Branch Head, Officer Performance and Separations, Navy Personnel Command, US Navy Mark Creech, Executive Director, Tennessee Valley Authority Hayley Daniel, Senior Director of Direct Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Patrick Elam, Vice President of US Operations, Southeast Region, FedEx Jennifer Ervin, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Shelby County Schools Eric Eurich, Owner/Business Coach, FocalPoint Business Coaching Michael Gabel, Managing Director of International Legal & Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Logistics Brandon Gentry, Senior Distribution Manager, Medtronic Angela Green, Executive Director, On Location Memphis, Inc. Robert Griffin, VP of Marketing, Memphis in May Will Griffith, Director of Pharmacy Operations, Accredo Specialty Pharmacy Ruby Hancock, Managing Director, Audit, KPMG LLP Chas Harris, Director of Business Development, Sodexo Tim Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Memphis Empowerment Initiative Mark Hart, VP of Sales & Operations, South Central Region, Stanley Security Solutions Paul Haught, Vice President of Academics & Student Life, Christian Brothers University Kandi Hill-Clarke, Dean, University of Memphis Markita Jack, SVP, Talent Acquisition & Employee Relations, First Horizon Tiffany Jackson, Provider Incentive & Engagement Manager, BCBST Will Jackson, Chief Information Officer, Christ Community Health Services, Inc. Greg Jackson, Senior IT Manager Data Center Operations, International Paper Carol Jackson, Executive Director, Families Matter, Inc. Angela Johnson, Director of Donor Relations, Mid-South Food Bank Will Jones, Pastor, Germantown Presbyterian Church Jennifer Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Youth Villages William “Bill” Kim, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Regional One Health Hardin Kimmel, Senior Director of Compliance, Medtronic Marlon King, Superintendent of Schools, Fayette County
Nicole Lacey, Chief Communications Officer, Memphis Area Transit Authority Velver Lee, Owner/Head Instructor, Grown Women Swim Rosie McGaughy, Human Resource Business Partner, Hershey’s Dann Miller, Senior Consumer Experience Director, The Commercial Appeal Brad Miller, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners Kimberly Moore, Assistant Vice President & Community Relations Officer, Regions Bank Dr. Albert Mosley, SVP & Chief Mission Integration Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Karen Muntean, Officer Career Director for Human Resources Specialty, US Navy Tomo Oblak, Chief Operating Officer, Sundial Investment Co, LLC Abusheri Ohwofasa, VP, Community Engagement & Executive Director, Memphis Grizzlies Foundation Richard Paessler, President, Telarray Mike Palazzolo, Mayor, City of Germantown Sunya Payne, Director of Family & Community Engagement, Shelby County Schools Steve Peay, Senior Vice President, Boyle Insurance Agency, Inc. Will Perry, Partner, Butler Snow LLP Oksana Piven, Owner, Essence Fragrances Inc.; OJP LLC Adrian Pomi, Director of Corporate Communications, FedEx Express Tracy Prewitt, Director of Finance, Memphis Symphony Orchestra William “Bill” Rawls, Mayor, Brownsville, TN Jennie Robbins, Senior Director of Finance and Performance, Church Health Zayid Saleem, Legal Analyst, Memphis Police Department Amy Schaftlein, Executive Director, United Housing Sue Schnitzer, Assistant Director, Outreach and Special Projects, Memphis Public Library Jay Scott, Sr. Vice President, Program Design & Pricing, Sedgwick Lee Eric Smith, Associate Editor, Tri-State Defender Megan Smith, Attorney, Shelby County Government Kandace Stewart, Director of Business Operations/External Affairs, Memphis Grizzlies Gia Stokes, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, United Way of the Mid-South Traci Strickland, Senior Vice President - Marketing, Triumph Bank Lauralan Terrill-Grisoni, VP Global Medical Education Orthopedics, Smith & Nephew Karen Treas, VP Career Services/Industry Relations, Moore Tech Terry Trim, President, Tops BBQ Sherry Turner, VP of Strategic Initiatives, Rhodes College Troy Watson, President & CEO, ServiceMaster Facilities Maintenance Jim West, VP & Chief Customer Officer, Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) Jeree Wheat, Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC Richard Williamson, Vice President, Human Resources, Bryce Corporation Andre Woods, Community Development Lender, Bancorp South Cedrick Wooten, CAO, Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office Anthony Young, Capital Executive in Residence, Epicenter Memphis
FA LL 2 019 FAST T RACK CL AS S Terri Basken, Nurse Practitioner Robin Cole, Jr., Dean of Business and Technology, Southwest Tennessee Community College Caitlin Cox, Director of ReStore, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis Victoria Dowdy, Business Services Coordinator, CBRE Kimberly Garmon Hummel, Owner, Sauce Marketing Shunskis Hamilton, Principal, Memphis Business Academy Jeanice Hayslett, BI Development Manager, International Paper Tjuana Holmes, Manager, City of Memphis-Police Services Brooke Hyman, Senior Legal Analyst , City of Memphis -Legislative Division Jimmie Johnson, Police Officer, Memphis Police Department Srividya Kalidindi, IT Project Manager A, Shelby County Government Chandy Littlejohn, Senior Manager, Quality Engineering, Hilton Willie Meeks, Senior Manager Software Engineer, Hilton Worldwide John Morrison, Manager of Operations, Shelby Farms Park
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LaKevia Perry, Legislative Research Analyst, City of Memphis - City Council Camille Potter, Engagement Analyst, City of Memphis Department of Neighborhood Improvement Daphne Rankin, President, The Agape Group Velvet Schultz, Sr. Manager - Software Engineering, Hilton Hotels Jennifer Sharp, Marketing Assistant, Southern College of Optometry Emmanuel Spence, Prospect Researcher/Gift Planning, ALSAC/St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital Tawauna Stafford, Financial Center Manager, First Horizon Bank Steven Ward, Principal, Aspire Public Schools Jeree Wheat, Senior Audit Manager, Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck Carrie Woodard, Project Manager, Clinical Trials Operations, St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital
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Bold Changes for a Leadership Memphis’ new logo, office, and website establish a solid foundation for our organization to build on as we prepare to make our next 40 years better than the last.
NEW LOOK The new logo builds on our iconic stair steps and emboldens the blue and gold to deeper hues. Leadership Memphis’ “L” and “M” work together as an upward pointing arrow symbolizing the onward and upward drive of our organization. Combining those elements with our new focus of “Engaging Leaders – Impacting Memphis” illustrates our commitment to develop leaders into great community leaders that will drive the Memphis metro area to a prosperous future.
Engaging Leaders – Impacting Memphis
NEW LOCATION We are thoroughly enjoying our new space in The Commonwealth, 240 Madison Ave Suite 601, Memphis, TN 38103. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of The Commonwealth, it was built in 1926 as a medical arts building, “designed for the common good.” Though now it houses apartments, offices, and collaborative spaces, The Commonwealth continues to unite those Memphians with the desire to do good.
The parallels between our new home’s history and the mission of Leadership Memphis have solidified our belief that we found the perfect space to carry on our work of engaging leaders and impacting Memphis. Come see our own facet of this hidden gem of Memphis history.
Brighter Future NEW WEBSITE We did not stop at updating our physical space. Leadership Memphis upgraded the website with an emphasis on ease-of-use and functionality for alumni, donors, and friends. One feature Alumni will enjoy is our new Alumni directory. Just log-in at LeadershipMemphis.org to catch up with old friends and make new connections. Many thanks to everyone who provided input on the new design. We are enjoying the new and improved features. Now it is your turn to browse and see what else our site has to offer! If you have any problems or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call the office at 901-278-0016. The new Leadership Memphis website features the new logo and colors as well as more user-friendly menus and links.
LeadershipMemphis.org NO GHOSTING ALLOWED! Update your contact information and keep connected after graduation! Log in to LeadershipMemphis.org/my-account or call 901-278-0016 to update your contact information
Volunteer Memphis, an action initiative of Leadership Memphis, connects people with opportunities to serve throughout the Memphis metro area. Our work with nonprofits, churches, businesses, and other groups strengthens community programs. We are proud to share some of our projects with you and encourage you to consider partnering with us on future efforts. Please consider making your nominations for our next Volunteer Memphis Awards, June 24, 2020.
VOLU NT E E R ME MPHI S AWAR D S The Volunteer Memphis Awards recognize outstanding individuals and service organizations across the Mid-South. Winners were announced June 27 at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Honorees include a diverse group of individuals, civic groups, non-profits, and companies that illustrate the power of volunteerism to raise awareness and inspire others to give back. The Memphis Botanic Garden hosted the 2019 Volunteer Memphis Awards.
Memphis Inner City Rugby wins Non-Profit Initiative Under $1M
Brown Baptist Missionary Church wins Civic Group of the Year
Left to Right: David Williams (President/CEO, Leadership Memphis), Michael Deutsch (Accepting), Jim Crone (Volunteer Memphis Steering Council)
Left to Right: Dynisha Woods (Global Citizenship Coordinator, International Paper); Vivian Jackson, Barbara Baxter, and Queen Hawkins (Accepting); Andrea Hill (Director, Volunteer Memphis)
9/11 DAYS O F SE RV I CE For the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, more than 200 people joined with Volunteer Memphis to recognize area first responders. More than 1,600 police, firefighters, emergency medical teams, and military were treated to a catered meal at locations across Shelby County while volunteers cleaned up eight different military parks across the city.
Volunteer Memphis honors Memphis Police, Memphis Fire, and the Shelby County Sheriffâ€™s Office on 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
Volunteers visit and serve officers at the Raines Police Station.
Firefighters from Memphis Fire Battalion 2 pose for a picture on 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
M A K E A D I F F E R E NCE DAY Volunteer Memphis partnered with Regions Bank, the United Way, and Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South to host its first Make a Difference Day weekend for Springdale Elementary October 24. Twenty-five Regions employees taught 200 kids about budgeting and saving based on the Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South lesson plan. Volunteer Memphis also assisted the United Way in publicizing a Trunk-or-Treat which provided 750 people with holiday fun.
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M LK DAYS O F SE RV I CE 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service is one that Volunteer Memphis strives to honor and embody. MLK Days of Service empowers individuals to strengthen their community, connect with their neighbors, and get closer to Dr. King’s dream for society. Consider joining Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis as we spend January 17 – 20 honoring Dr. King with four days of service across the Mid-South. Visit VolunteerMemphis.org for more information. Join us Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for this year’s MLK Days of Service kickoff at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
VOLU NT E E R ME MPHI S AWAR D S 2020 Join us June 24, for the 2020 edition of the Volunteer Memphis Awards! The annual event will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations across Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, and Tipton counties in Tennessee; DeSoto, Tate, and Tunica counties in Mississippi; and Crittenden County in Arkansas. Help us elevate those that use volunteerism to give back and inspire others to lend a helping hand. Your nominations are welcome!
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Gortria Banks (FTS2019) has been named a Finalist for Memphis Business Journal CFO of the Year 2019.
Janie Gentry Bates (EP2009) launched a new website and brand to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Arcade Restaurant.
Kenya Bradshaw (EP2007) was awarded a Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Award.
Sheena Boyce (FTF2015) has been named Sourcing Specialist at Aramark.
Jared Bulluck (FTF2010) was named Senior Director of Operations for Leadership Memphis.
Pearson Crutcher (EP2008) was selected Superwoman in Business from the Memphis Business Journal.
David Darby (EP2005) was named 57lb Team Leader at ProKarma.
Karen Ellis (EP1996) was re-elected Chairman of the Environment Council for Airlines For America, industry association for U. S. airlines.
Brit Fitzpatrick (FTF2012) was named Interim Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Northern Kentucky Tri-ED.
Kathy Buckman Gibson (EP2003) was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry’s (TAPPI) Women in Industry Division at its recent annual PaperCon conference.
Tim Green (EP2017) has been named Director of Boys Programs at Tarik Black Foundation.
Foluke Houston (FTF2014) was named a Memphis Business Journal 2019 SuperWoman in Business.
Lawrence “Larry” Jensen (EP2000) has been named Chairman/ Principal Cushman & Wakefield, Commercial Advisors.
Whitney Jo (FTS2008) has been named one of the Memphis Business Journal’s 2019 Super Woman in Business.
Tracy Lauritzen-Wright (EP2012) was named Chief Operating Officer for Arts Memphis.
Harrison McIver, III (EP2002) has been awarded the Founders Award from The Tennessee Alliance of Legal Services.
Larry Moore (EP1980) has written and published a new book, “Images of Beale Street.”
Valerie Morris (EP2014) was named as a 2019 Woman of Distinction at the Fifth Annual St. Jude Gold Luncheon.
Kaci Murley (FTF2011) has been named Deputy Executive Director at Overton Park Conservancy.
Michael Newsome (FTF2014) has been named Vice President of Marketing at Neuronetics, Inc.
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Steve Pacheco (EP1993) has been named president & CEO of the American Advertising Federation.
Alana Hu Perkovic (FTS2017) as been named to the Greater Memphis Chamber Young Memphis Class 2019.
Dominique Primer (FTF2015) has been named Program Support Coordinator at Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South.
Vernon Stafford (EP2015) was recently re-elected ViceChairman of Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s board of commissioners.
Sara Swisher (Grassroots2017) was named Membership Chair for Young NonProfit Professionals Network.
Ignacio Vincentelli (EP2015) has been named Senior Counsel – NAC at International Paper.
Joe Witherwax (EP2017) has been named Vice President of IT at Deere Employees Credit Union.
Alu mni Ho lid ay Par ty
December 16, 2019 | 6 - 8 p.m. Pink Palace Museum 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
All attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank. The event is free to all Leadership Memphis alumni plus one guest and corporate sponsors. *Attendees are encouraged to wear festive red attire.
For more info and to register: www.LeadershipMemphis.org/Events 11
2019-2020 ALUMNI & FRIEND DONORS
Funding support from our alumni sponsors makes it possible for Leadership Memphis to fulfill our mission. With their financial support, Leadership Memphis delivers our community leadership programs, signature events and activities, and continuing education opportunities. Alumni also are invested in LM action initiatives, including Volunteer Memphis, which increases volunteerism. The board and staff of Leadership Memphis are deeply appreciative of the following alumni sponsors for the difference they make in our community each and every day. To add your alumni or friend support go online and make your tax-deductible donation at leadershipmemphis.org/donation, call the office at 901-278-0016, or mail a check payable to Leadership Memphis, 240 Madison Ave Suite 601, Memphis TN 38103. We also thank those who contribute through their donor-advised funds.
Power Leader ($2,500+)
Diane Brown NaKeia Grimes Terry & Cathy Lynch Reginald Porter, Jr. Percie A. Strong-Jenkins
Step Up Leader ($1,000 -$2499)
Calvin and Belinda Anderson Darryl Arbor Dan M Barron David Bradford David Alan Bulluck Jared Bulluck Rene Bustamante Reggie Crenshaw Jim Crone Willean Lisa Driver Julie Huston Ellis Quran Folsom Edmund Ford, Jr. Deborah Hester Robert Johnson Michael Jung Vijay Kalaga Lurene & Chris Kelley Edith Kelly-Green Marty Kelman Linda Lauer Melvin Lee Ruth Lentz Mark McMath Valerie Morris Christine & Glen Munson Ginger Pilgrim Terri Riley Jeff & Lauren Rower Karl Schledwitz Glenn & Linda Sessoms
Patricia (Patsy) Smith Vernon H. Stafford, Jr. Ed Stanton Jr. Brian Stephens Sylvester Tate Henry Turley Michael Uiberall Chuck Utterback Rick Wagers Kami Wigginton David & Penney Williams
Ambassador ($500 - $999)
Sudhir Agrawal Clint Anderson Rico Andrews Rajon Blanding Linda Brashear Scott Brockman Joy Truly Brown Shunji Q Brown-Woods Charles Buffington Viola Cole Fabiola Francis Tyler Hampton Carolyn Hardy Betty Sue McGarvey Keith McGee Jean Marie Morton Deborah Northcross Alvis Otero Pamela & Ben Peternell Patrice J. Robinson Linda J. Sawyer Lewie Smith Christopher Spencer Stephen Tower Fred & Ruth Towler Martha Wagley Marvin White Rodney Young
Connector ($250 - $499) Ben Adams Beverly Alexander Nancy Averwater Louise Barden Greg Barnes Kim Wilson Bond Otha Brandon Ruby Bright Nancy Crawford Butcher Caron Byrd Kim Cherry Cynthia Childress Clarence Christian Dorothy Cleaves Gerre Currie C. William Denton Tosha Downey Blake Elliott Karen Ellis Donald Fisher Sylverna Ford Les Freeman Jerry and Bobbi Gillis Kate Gooch Noemi (Nina) Grayer Monice Hagler Janice Holder Randall Hutchinson Dorothy Johnson Dick Leike Paulette Smithers Luker Estella Mayhue-Greer Mary McCain Chris McDermott Linda McNeil Judith Moore Eva Ellis Mosby Gary Mosley Maria Munoz-Blanco
Sponsors as of July 1, 2019 â€“ November 13, 2019. Please visit www.LeadershipMemphis.org for the most recent sponsor listings.
HELP US CONTINUE TO EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY TO STEP-UP
2019-2020 ALUMNI & FRIEND DONORS
Jack Peck Tom Plath David Poteat Letitia “Tish” Robertson Ashley Robilio Robert Schreiber Gwendolyn Shields Janet Shipman Robert Simpson Linda Sklar Jill Steinberg Phyllis Taylor Thomas Edwina Thomas Theodis Thompson Ted Edward Townsend Janice Toshach Cristie Travis Carolyn Turman Lashell Vaughn Desiree Lyles Wallace Loretta Whitmore Laurie Whitney Myra Whitney Linda Williams
Innovator ($100 - $249) Donna Abney Dianne Berry Ceylon Blackwell Anne Borst Gina & Zach Brewer L. Hunt Campbell Denise Carpenter Michelle Couch Kathe Crane Jim Cross Pearson Crutcher Bettye Donahue Maurice Elliott Patricia Emory-Walker John Flack J. Randolph Flatt Rose Flenorl Cheryl D. Floyd Jonathan Frisch Tabitha Prince Glenn Robert Gordon Edward Haley Gene Holcomb Whitney Jo Barbara C. King Rosalva King Michael LaBonia Mike Lawhead Scott Ledbetter Steven Levy B Lee Mallory
Mary McDonald Asia Diggs Meador Linda Miller Judith Moore Larry Moore Jacquelyn Nerren Michelle Oliver Gail Petty Bud Richey Mike Ritz Elizabeth Rouse Mike Ryan Tamala Boyd Shaw J. Ritchie Smith, Jr. Mark Stansbury Ann McComic Sullivan Joey Stem Jimmie Earl Tucker Peggy Veeser Johnsie Wallace Sandra Kaye Walls Karen Ward Michael Warr Eldra White Willie Mae Willett Nancy Williams Page Williamson Cindy Wilson
Alumni Donor ($1 - $99) Warner Dickerson James Folz Raquel Ford Renee Hardaway Beverly Holmgren Jane Hopkins Jimmie Hue Johnson, IV Lin Johnson Aurelia Kyles Kathy Moore Kyles Mark Luttrell Pat Mitchell-Worley Steve Pike Janice T Race Mike Ryan Sridhar Sunkara
GIVE ONLINE: WWW.LEADERSHIPMEMPHIS.ORG/DONATION
Upcoming Alumni Events Leadership Memphis is committed to networking alumni through social events, speaker series, and purposeful projects where we come together to impact the community. Here are just a few of those opportunities: Leadership Memphis Alumni Holiday Party
Presented by Performance Point LLC, Morris Marketing Group, and Prodigi Arts
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. LOCATION: Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave
Alumni Engagement Mixer
Presented by Cigna
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Crescent Center, 6075 Poplar Ave
2020 Leadership Awards Luncheon
Presented by Regional One Health
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Holiday Inn Memphis-Univ of Memphis 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
To RSVP, visit LeadershipMemphis.org.
LEADERSHIP MEMPHIS ANNUAL CORPORATE SPONSORS C OM MUN I T Y L E A D E R ($ 50,000 A N D UP)
ANONYMOUS LE A DER ( $3 0,0 0 0 A ND U P)
EN T REP RENE U R ($ 1 5,0 0 0 TO $29,999) • Baptist Memorial Health Care • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee • Christ Community Health Services • Cigna
• Downtown Memphis Commission • First Horizon National Corporation • Memphis Tourism • Morris Marketing Group
• Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare • MMBC Continuum • Playhouse on the Square • Southern Sun Asset Management
T EAM BU IL D E R ($ 7, 50 0 TO $14,999) • • • • •
cityCURRENT Contemporary Media EDGE KPMG Nike
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Regions Bank Tennessee Valley Authority The Commercial Appeal WREG-TV
• University of Tennessee Health Science Center • V2 Media • WMC TV
INNOVATO R ($ 3 , 50 0 TO $ 7, 499) • All World Project Management • Baker Donelson • Buckman
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Caissa Public Strategy CBIZ MHM, LLC Hershey’s Huey’s
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Independent Bank MLGW Saint Francis Hospital Trustmark National Bank
Special thanks to other partners who support us, including Shelby County Schools, Memphis City Council, The Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority, SunTrust Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Memphis Branch, Shelby County Commission, Leadership Tennessee, and the University of Memphis. If you would like to be a Leadership Memphis alumni or corporate sponsor for 2019-2020, please visit the LM website, LeadershipMemphis.org, or call the office at 901-278-0016. Sponsors as of July 1, 2019 - November 13, 2019. Please visit LeadershipMemphis.org for the most recent sponsor listings.
12th ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL BREAKFAST
More than 400 Leadership Memphis Alumni and guests attended the 12th annual Multicultural Breakfast November 1, 2019 at the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis Campus. International Paper and FedEx partnered to present “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Behind the Headlines.” The event aimed to shed light on how modern newsrooms are changing their culture to reflect the communities they cover. The program included veteran journalists turned educators as well as leaders from some of the pillars of Memphis news. Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism for the University of Memphis, moderated the panel discussion. Ruby Bailey, Executive Editor, Columbia Missourian at University of Missouri-Columbia provided a thought-provoking introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Local newsroom leaders Mark Russell, Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal; James Overstreet, EditorIn-Chief, The Daily Memphian; Lisa Lovell, News Director, Local 24 News, WATN-TV; and Jonathan Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager, WMC Action News 5 offered their insight on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in media operations and their own personnel experiences.
Special Thanks to our Co-Chairs, Rene Bustamante, Staff Vice President - Assistant Treasurer, Global Cash Management at FedEx Corporation, Sylvester Tate, Owner of Tate Computers Systems and to FedEx and International Paper for being our presenting sponsors. Left To Right: Rene Bustamante, Staff Vice President Assistant Treasurer, Global Cash Management at FedEx Corporation; Mark Russell, Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal; Jonathan Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager, WMC Action News 5; Lisa Lovell, News Director, Local 24 News, WATN-TV; James Overstreet, Editor-In-Chief, The Daily Memphian;Sylvester Tate, Owner of Tate Computers Systems; Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer and VP Global Talent Management, International Paper, Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism, University of Memphis; Ruby Bailey, Executive Editor, Columbia Missourian at University of MissouriColumbia; Reginald Porter Jr., SVP, Enterprise Operations, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“[Journalists] are only as good as the trust we get from you. When we are out in the community, we should embrace your conversation.”
- Otis Sanford
Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism
“Inclusion is an action. Inclusion is a conscious effort. People of color represent 22% of digital and print newsrooms but make up 40% of the population.”
- Ruby Bailey
Executive Editor, Columbia Missourian at University of Missouri-Columbia
“If you have a fresh set of eyes, you get a fresh set of ideas and fresh perspective that can lead you into new markets.”
Mark Russell, Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal, explains the importance of encouraging different viewpoints. Left to Right: Lisa Lovell, News Director, Local 24 News, WATNTV; Jonathan Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager, WMC Action News 5; Mark Russell, Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal
- Mark Russell
Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal
“We all have blind spots and the more diverse the room is, the fewer blind spots we have.”
- James Overstreet
Editor-In-Chief, The Daily Memphian
“Everyone brings a different perspective and we can’t all look alike in that room. We shouldn’t always agree. That’s why you need perspective.”
- Lisa Lovell
News Director, Local 24 News, WATN-TV
“It’s getting easier for us to hire younger people that are digital natives and offer a diversity of thought. Now it is important for us to listen to them.”
- Jonathan Mitchell
Vice President and General Manager, WMC Action News 5
Ruby Bailey, Executive Editor, Columbia Missourian at University of Missouri-Columbia offers her closing thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Left to Right: Otis Sanford, Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism, University of Memphis; Ruby Bailey, Executive Editor, Columbia Missourian at University of Missouri-Columbia; James Overstreet, EditorIn-Chief, The Daily Memphian
Thanks to our presenting sponsors FedEx and International Paper.
LEADERSHIP MEMPHIS 40TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON Leadership Memphis celebrated 40 years of purpose by saluting its founding board, honoring 40 Change Makers from the past 40 years, and much more during its May 21 luncheon. More than 700 honorees, alumni, sponsors, and friends gathered at the Hilton Memphis for a wonderful celebration 40 years in the making. The program highlighted Leadership Memphis’ commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; increasing individual and collective impact; and promoting positive civic engagement that makes a difference.
The Gary Goins Band kicked off the 40th Anniversary Celebration with Memphis music.
Emcees Joe Birch and Mearl Purvis provided a special spark to the beginning of the luncheon.
Co-Chairs Shannon Brown and Julie Ellis, welcomed the audience.
Shannon Brown (Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, FedEx Express) and Julie Ellis (Attorney, Butler Snow) co-chaired the luncheon while TV anchors Mearl Purvis (WHBQ) and Joe Birch (WMC) emceed. Purvis and Birch honored Leadership Memphis’ founding board by presenting board members, or their descendants, with special awards. Chris O’Connor from Prodigi Arts created a 40th anniversary video to commemorate the occasion.
From Left to Right: Belinda Anderson on behalf of Calvin Anderson, Ekundayo Bandele, Ron Belz, Kathy Buckman Gibson, Julie Ellis on behalf of Staley Cates, Fred Davis, Art Gilliam. Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Carolyn Chism Hardy, and Pitt Hyde III
From Left to Right: Dr. Stan Hyland, Fred Jones Jr., Mary H. McDaniel, Charles McVean, Dr. Scott Morris, Rev. Dr. Keith Norman, Deanie Parker, Fenton Wright on behalf of David Porter, Stephen Reynolds, and Beverly Robertson
From Left to Right: Rev. Dr. Kenneth Robinson, Gayle S. Rose, Beverly Robertson on behalf of Gary Shorb, Richard Smith on behalf of Fred Smith, Susan Stephenson, Henry Turley, Anita Vaughn, Jose Velàzquez, Rev. Sonia Walker, Spence L. Wilson
From Left to Right: Trey Carter, Darrell Cobbins, Adam Cruthirds, Marlon Foster, Meka Ugwuekwe, Whitney Hardy, Michael Hooks Jr., Mr. Jones on behalf of Victoria Jones, Yancy Villa-Calvo, and Lauren Wilson Young
Special Thanks to the Host Committee Co-Chairs
Shannon Brown Julie Ellis
Belinda Anderson Ritche Bowden Reggie Crenshaw Scott Fountain Carolyn Hardy Janas Jackson
Terry Lynch Valerie Morris Reginald Porter Jr. Beverly Robertson Jack Sammons Karl Schledwitz Leigh Shockey
Brian Stephens Percie Strong-Jenkins Richard Smith Rick Wagers Kami Wigginton David Williams
After highlighting Leadership Memphis’ 40 years of achievements, it was time to honor some of the leaders responsible for driving Memphis forward during that time. These phenomenal “Change Makers” impacted the community across multiple sectors and their improvements are still felt today. Among the 40 honorees were ten “Young Change Makers.” These leaders were recognized for their early-in-life accomplishments, proving that Memphis is in great hands.
Co-Chairs Julie Ellis and Shannon Brown presented Beverly Robertson a surprise appreciation award for her leadership on the 40th Anniversary Luncheon.
Co-Chairs Julie Ellis and Shannon Brown presented David Williams an honorary 40th Anniversary Award for his 15-year tenure at Leadership Memphis.
Richard Smith, Regional President for FedEx Express, brought the crowd to its feet with his call to action, “Believe Memphis!”
FedEx Express Regional President, Richard Smith, energized the celebration with his keynote address highlighting Memphis’ momentum and sharing his father’s advice, “Leadership Matters!” Smith emphasized how leaders must “believe” in Memphis to keep it moving forward. Driving the point home, Smith hoisted a Memphis Grizzlies “Growl Towel” over his head, eliciting applause and cheers from the audience. President & CEO of Leadership Memphis, David Williams, followed Smith by thanking and congratulating founders, Change Makers, sponsors, and the host committee and staff. The luncheon raised $420,000 for the newly created Founders Fund to support innovation inside Leadership Memphis. Williams also saluted Beverly Robertson, President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, for producing the milestone event and encapsulating Leadership Memphis’ past, present and future.
Terry Lynch, Board Chair (2018-2019) of Leadership Memphis, presented JR “Pitt” Hyde III his 40th Anniversary Founders award.
Reginald Porter Jr., Board Chair (2019-2020) of Leadership Memphis, presented Rev. Sonia Walker her 40th Anniversary Founders award.
Terry Lynch, Board Chair of Leadership Memphis (2018-2019), presented Kate Gooch, one of the founders, as well as the first Executive Director of Leadership Memphis, a 40th Anniversary Founders award.
LEADERSHIP MEMPHIS 40TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON LEA DERS HI P ME MPHI S FOU ND E R S Leadership Memphis would not be the organization it is without its founders! In addition to a 40th Anniversary tribute video honoring their contribution, Leadership Memphis presented one-of-a-kind awards to the founders in attendance, or their descendants. Thank you again, founding board! Clarence Day Dâ€™Army Bailey Lewis Donelson
Myra Dreifus Jack Belz Lucius Burch
Edgar Bailey Fred Lofton Fred Smith
Pitt Hyde Willie Herenton Gwen Awsumb
Jane Jones C.R. Mason Sonia Walker Kate Gooch
INAUG U RA L 4 0T H CHA NGE M AK E R S Leadership Memphis proudly honored 40 Change Makers of the past 40 years during its anniversary luncheon. Leadership Memphis defines a Change Maker as an individual who has positively impacted others in one or more sectors, including business, nonprofit, academic, government, faith, the arts, and the community at large. Some have driven change over their lifetime, while others have recently taken up the mantle. Once again, we say congratulations! The Inaugural 40 Change Makers include: Calvin Anderson
Retired, Chief of Staff and SVP, BlueCross Blue Shield
Ekundayo Bandele Founder/CEO, Hattiloo
President/COO, Belz Enterprises Inc
Gibson President/CEO, KBG Technologies
President, Olympic Career Training Institute
Vice-Chairman & Principal, LongLeaf Partners Funds
President & Principal, Broker Universal Commercial
Student, Rhodes College
Dr. Kenneth Robinson
Michael Hooks Jr.
Owner & CEO, AllWorld Project Management
Pitt Hyde III
Founder, Hyde Family Foundation
Dr. Stan Hyland
Professor, University of Memphis
Founder, The CLTV
Fred Jones Jr.
Founder, The Southern Heritage Classic
Retired; President/Owner FedEx; MHM Consultants, LLC
Chairman & CEO, McVean Trading & Investments
Dr. Scott Morris
Founder & CEO, Church Health
Founder, Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency
Rev. Dr. Keith Norman
Co-Founder & Executive Director, CodeCrew
Founder & Executive Director, KnowledgeQuest
CEO, WLOK-AM 1340
Meka Egwuekwe Marlon Foster Art Gilliam
Pastor, First Baptist Church - Broad Retired President & CEO, Soulsville Foundation CEO, Made in Memphis Entertainment
Rabbi Micah Greenstein
Retired President Emeritus, Baptist Memorial Healthcare
President & CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber
Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel
Founder & Executive Director, YoungArtsPatrons
President & CEO, Chism Hardy Investments LLC
President/CEO, United Way of the Mid-South Founder & CEO, EVS Corporation
Executive Director, The Urban Child Institute
Founder, Chairman and CEO, FedEx
Founder & CEO, Independent Bank
Founder & CEO, Henry Turley Company
Retired; CEO/Administrator, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Owner, The James Lee House
Yancy Villa-Calvo Independent Artist
Rev. Sonia Walker
Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church
Spence L. Wilson
Chairman, Kemmons Wilson Companies
Lauren Wilson Young
Founder & Owner, Sweet Lala's Bakery
4 0T H A NNI V E R SA RY LU NCHEON S PONS OR S Leadership Memphis 40th Anniversary Luncheon sponsors contributed $420,000 to the organization’s newly created Founders Fund, in honor of the founding board. The Founders Fund is an innovation fund intended to elevate programs and build organizational capacity. Thanks to all those who financially supported the 40th Anniversary Luncheon!
Presenting Sponsor FedEx
Anonymous Hyde Family Foundation Prodigi Arts
Best Class Ever Sponsors
AAR Corp Baptist Memorial Health Care Belz Enterprises Cigna Kroger Morris Marketing Group Memphis/Shelby County Airport Authority Regional One Health
Leadership Memphis celebrated its 40th anniversary by recognizing many of the incredible people who have helped shape our city over the past 40 years. These 40 Change Makers were selected from among an impressive group of some the most accomplished and deserving individuals who have contributed immensely to our community.” - David Williams
Leadership Memphis President and CEO
AllWorld Project Management AutoZone BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Buckman Butler Snow CBIZ MHM Chism Hardy Enterprises Drexel Chemical Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc./ Graceland First Tennessee Foundation Gayle Rose Hershey’s Independent Bank KBG Technologies KRM Enterprises, LLC Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC McVean Trading & Investments Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Monogram Foods NIKE, Inc. Shelby County Board of Commissioners Shelby County Government SunTrust SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Temple Israel Tower Ventures University of Tennessee Health Science Center
ALCO Management Belinda Anderson/Ritche Bowden brg3s architects CBRE Christ Community Health Services Epicenter Greater Memphis Chamber Huey’s Restaurants KPMG Memphis Library Foundation Memphis Tourism Olympic Career Training Institute Orion Federal Credit Union Regions Bank Saint Francis Healthcare SSR The Commercial Appeal The J.M. Smucker Company TRANE Turner Construction University of Memphis Urban Child Institute Valero Vernon & Barbara Stafford Jr.
More Change Makers will be selected and recognized at the Annual Leadership Memphis Awards Luncheon on March 6, 2020. To nominate someone, go to LeadershipMemphis.org.
E P20 2 0 â€œ K I N G â€? FO R A DAY Executive Class Days Highlighted by Graceland Tourism Talks The Leadership Memphis Executive Class had a day of games, gold records, and great lessons about Memphis thanks to sponsors Memphis Tourism and Graceland/ Elvis Presley Enterprises! Executive Director of Welcome to Memphis, Mary Schmitz (EP2013), challenged the class with Memphis Tourism Jeopardy before President and CEO of Memphis Tourism, Kevin Kane (EP1994), explained how the city is charting tourism hits.
Participants got a first-hand look at the new Graceland Exhibition Center.
Memphis may be on the charts but attracting new talent will keep it there. Alex Smith (EP2017), Chief HR Officer, City of Memphis, moderated a panel discussion about attracting talent where Nicole Cody (EP2019), HR Director, International Paper; Michael Jung (EP2018), President, The Commercial Appeal; and Carol Ross-Spang (EP1999), Chief Human Resources Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur offered their perspective. The class ended its day with a "Human Library," checking out the stories of four amazing Memphians: Cynthia Ham, CEO, BRIDGES, Fred Jones (EP1982), Founder, Southern Heritage Classic, Pat Mitchell Worley (EP2011), Executive Director, Stax Music Academy, and Jack Soden, President/CEO, Elvis Presley Enterprises. Other class days so far have included Memphis 321, Government Day, and Education Day.
Executive Class 2019 gets the royal treatment at Graceland.
L E AD T H E C H A RGE FOR L EA D ERS! N OM IN ATE S OMEONE FOR SPRING FAST T RACK 2020 TO DAY! Leadership Memphis is looking for emerging leaders with an unlimited ceiling and relentless desire to make a difference in the Greater Memphis Area. From January to March 2020, the FastTrack program will network with existing changemakers to tackle weekly learning sessions on education, urban revitalization, Memphis history, and much more. To nominate your future leader, go to LeadershipMemphis.org/application-form. Leadership Memphis will contact accepted nominees about the next steps. Tuition for the FastTrack Program is $1,499 plus a $35 online application fee. Tuition covers all program materials, meals, and cost of activities. Limited scholarships are available.
Calendar of Events – Spring Class of 2020 Unless otherwise specified, all Class Days will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Exact locations and Class Day agendas will be shared prior to each session. Opening Advance: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Class #1: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Class #2: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Class #3: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Class #4: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Class #5: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Class #6: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Class #7: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Class #8: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Class #9: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Closing Advance & Graduation Celebration: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Leadership Memphis is proud to support the Memphis community for over 40 years!
L E A D E R SHI P ME M PHI S FY2019 STATI STI CS
Alumni 40 Executive Class 24 FastTrack Classes 6 Grassroots Class
2018 Holiday Party
Executive Class 2019
2019 Leadership and Awards Luncheon
Fall FastTrack Class of 2018
2 Criminal Juvenile Justice Classes
2019 Programs Celebration
Spring FastTrack 2019
40th Anniversary Celebration 2019 Annual Multicultural Breakfast
VO LU NT E E R M E M PHI S FY2019 STATI STI CS
9/11 Day of Service
2019 MLK Days of Service
2019 Volunteer Memphis Awards
First Responders Served
Military/Community Parks Cleaned
Hours of Service
Make a Difference Day
Regions Volunteers facilitated the JA Curriculum at Springdale Elem.
Family and Children Participated in the UW Trunk or Treat on Tillman Event
Regions, United Way, and Junior Achievement
195 Students Served
Below is a snapshot of some of the things we have been up to lately.
L EADERSHI P M EM PHIS FY2019 FI NANC IALS
LEARNI NG AN D DOI NG JOU RNE YS
Leadership Memphis: Statement of Activities For the Year Ended June 30, 2019
SUPPORT AND REVENUE Support
Contributions Grant Revenue - Graduate Memphis
Learning Journeys Experiences that allow program participants to learn more about the community. Examples include visiting a city council or county commission meeting, a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum, or attending a town hall meeting.
Doing Journeys Volunteer experiences that program participants do together. Some examples may include MLK Days of Service projects and volunteering at a homeless shelter or food pantry.
Donated materials and services
$153,215 Total support:
Revenue Program tuition, net of scholarships
Other income Total revenue: Net assets released from restrictions Total support and revenue:
EXPENSES Program Services Classes
Supporting Services General and administrative
$131,801 Total expenses:
Change in net assets from operations
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES) Net investment return Total other income (expenses): Change in net assets
$83,543 $83,543 $197,955
Net assets, beginning of the year
Net assets, end of the year
240 Madison Ave Suite 601 Memphis, TN 38103
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